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this is bbc news. the headlines at seven... the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid before she could meet her newborn daughter, urge all mothers—to—be to get the vaccine. saiqa parveen was eight months pregnant when she caught the virus — the mother of five died five weeks later. for the sake of god and your loved ones, please get vaccinated. if she had the vaccine, she might live and she might have had a chance of surviving. labour accuses borisjohnson of "corrupt and contemptible behaviour", after he tried to change the rules governing mps conduct — just as one conservative mp had been found to have breached them. the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy
and our country, and so this is far from a one—off. police in texas have opened a criminal investigation into a crush at a music festival in houston in which eight people died. officers are also investigating unconfirmed reports of audience members being injected with drugs. coming up in around half an hour on bbc news — can technology save the planet? sustainability is the name of the game, coming up in click. good evening. welcome to bbc news. welcome to bbc news. the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid without getting to meet her newborn
daughter, are appealing to all mums—to—be to get vaccinated. saiqa parveen, who was 37, died in intensive care after catching coronavirus while eight months pregnant with her fifth child. she underwent an emergency caesarean and was on a ventilator until her death last monday. as the family prepare for herfuneral tomorrow, saiqa's brother, qayum mughal, implored pregnant women not to put off getting vaccinated. he spoke to my colleague ben brown earlier today. it was a tragic loss for all of us. for the sake of god and your loved ones, please get vaccinated. if she had the vaccine, she might live, she might have had a chance of surviving. so i request all pregnant women get their vaccine on time. otherwise you will lose everything. you will lose your loved ones, you will lose everything.
we lost everything. our sister was a lady of principle. most caring member of our family. so, once again, i request all peoples, including pregnant women, they should have vaccine and save the pain of their loved ones. our condolences to you and it is clearly a very distressing time for you and we hear your message to people to get vaccinated, including pregnant women. did she talk to you about why she did not want to get vaccinated? basically, in may, and i thinkjune,
she told my wife that the doctor refused to get her vaccinated, but then the nhs policy changed and they invited her to get a vaccine and she said, it is too late now but when i have the baby, i will get my vaccine. but she didn't have the chance to get the vaccine again. but when i had had covid back in march, i waited at least six hours to get my pfizer vaccine and at that time we asked her, my wife asked her, but she said the doctors were saying no, you can't get a vaccine because you are pregnant. and ijust told you that they changed their mind in august but she refused. she said she would get the vaccine after the birth of the baby. we lost everything due to the circumstances. you must�*ve been very shocked because she was only 37 years of age. she was relatively young. yes, 37 years and she has five daughters.
when her husband was allowed to visit her, he spoke to her and when he told her that your daughter is missing you and waiting a gift from you, a big long tear came from her eye and that was the last painful scene for us. a big long tear coming out from her eyes. that was the last contact we had since she went to the ventilator on the 26th of september. your message, having been through all this terrible trauma and grief, to anybody who is hesitating about having the vaccine whether they are pregnant or not, for whatever reason, you are saying, go out and get the vaccine, get both doses.
i ask people, please, please, please get vaccine. whether you're pregnant or not. kids and younger people. this covid is very, very deadly. we have observed big, big, big loss and we are seeing everything in front of our eyes. it destroyed my sister completely. my sister got sepsis and other infections and she died in front of my eyes. that was very, very painful for me. so please, please, i pray to everybody, please get the vaccine and save yourself and your loved ones. that was the brother of saiqa parveen, who died five weeks after contracting a coronavirus. she was a moment but never got to meet her
daughter. an important subject. joiners later to get the latest information on that. —— join us later. —— join us later. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are parliamentaryjournalist tony grew and the journalist and broadcaster caroline frost. a senior uk medical adviser has said we could face a "difficult winter" unless more people get their covid booster vaccines. dr susan hopkins told the bbc that a growing number of elderly and vulnerable people who'd been double—vaccinated were being hospitalised and dying with the virus because their immunity was decreasing. alison freeman reports. if you would like to come through. it's being called a national mission. the government says it is down to all of us to do our part to stop winter restrictions being put in place by getting our booster jabs.
health officials are clear on the importance of the vaccine. i think that we are seeing immune waning effects from the vaccine. we know that the virus is circulating at very high levels in our community. so unless people get vaccinated, we will have a long and difficult winter. the booster today is the pfizer as well. and phil is doing exactly that. getting his third vaccination six months and one week after his second jab. it's available to have, there's no reason not to have it, and people should get it as soon as they can. and other people here felt the same. march 2020, i went through treatment for breast cancer, so i am really grateful to receive all three of my vaccines. it was really exciting waiting for it to happen, so i'm really pleased that i've been able to have it done. so far, around ten million people have taken the boosterjab, but in the over 80s age group, around 30% have not, and in the over 50s,
that figure rises to around a0%. that's because some people in that age group aren't eligible yet. we didn't really get going with vaccinating in earnest until end ofjanuary, beginning of february. so if you put the 12 weeks between first and second dose, and then the six months, which is the important timescale for the booster, we are just getting to the point where people are starting to come through and be invited. young people are also being encouraged to get their vaccinations. here in york, eleanor, who is 12, was in the queue to have her first jab. i'm a bit nervous, but i'm glad that i'm doing it so that we can get back to normal. covid cases are dropping amongst the young, but numbers are still high, and with infection rates rising in older people who suffer more severely with symptoms, the push to get people vaccinated continues. alison freeman, bbc news, york. and in the latest official figures on coronavirus — just over 30,300 new infections
were recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means, on average, there were 35,362 new cases reported every day in the last week. there were another 62 deaths, of people who died within 28 days of a positive test. that means an average of 168 deaths per day in the last week. figures on boosterjabs show more than ten million people have now received one — that includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. sir keir starmer has accused the prime minister of �*corrupt and contemptible�* behaviour, saying he tried to protect a conservative mp, after he was found to have broken the rules on lobbying. the labour leader said the government's attempt to overhaul the system thatjudges mps was "trashing" the uk's reputation for democratic standards. today one cabinet minister rejected that, and called the row a "storm in a teacup". here's our political
correspondent chris mason. mps are forever aware how many people don't much like politicians. it's why for so many who spend their weeks here, this row over the government's behaviour gets right up their nose. because it leaves a whiff of this being a self—serving place. for the opposition parties, it's also a chance to take aim at the prime minister. instead of upholding standards, he orders his mps to protect his mate and rip up the whole system. now, that is corrupt, it is contemptible, and it's not a one—off. and what makes me most angry is the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country. at the heart of this is this man, the former cabinet minister, 0wen paterson — he was found to have broken the rules by making the case to ministers and others on behalf of companies that were paying him.
he was due to be thrown out of the commons for 30 days and potentially face a byelection until the government ordered its mps to back a review of the system. then, under intense pressure, it changed its mind. today, this cabinet minister claimed it wasn't about getting mr paterson off the hook. the vote wasn't to reject the report that had been put together. the vote was to establish an appeals process so that mps in this sort of position that, yes, 0wen paterson was in, but others as well in future, would have a right of appeal, and i think that's right. it is still an important objective to have due process here, to have a right of appeal, but obviously, we can only take that forward with the agreement and cooperation of other parties. mps will return here tomorrow and spend around three hours debating parliamentary standards. there is still deep anger on all sides about what's happened here. the labour mp, chris bryant,
who chairs the commons standards committee, still wants parliament to vote to condemn 0wen paterson's behaviour, even though mr paterson has now resigned. plenty feel there is something of a rebuilding job to be done here for the government and parliament to restore trust in how this place works. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. in texas, tributes have been paid to some of the eight people who died at the astroworld music festival in houston — including the youngest victim, a 14—year—old boy. police have launched a criminal investigation, including into reports that someone was injecting people in the audience with drugs. the rapper travis scott, who founded the festival, has encouraged anyone with information to come forward. nomia iqbal reports. i just want to send out prayers to the... ..to the ones that was lost last night. for the first time since the tragedy, travis scott addressed his fans.
appearing sombre and distressed, he reflected on what went wrong at the festival he founded. i'm honestlyjust devastated, and i could never imagine anything like this just happening. i'm going to do everything i can to keep you guys updated. there were signs of trouble shortly after 9pm local time. as the crowd surged towards the stage, the party soon turned into panic. the venue's first aiders were quickly overwhelmed. people were pushing and shoving to make their escape. by the end of the evening, eight people had died. more is now being heard about those who lost their lives in the crush. the youngest was 1a. 0ther victims include brianna rodriguez, just 16. she was a keen dancer. friends are fundraising to pay for her funeral. franco patino, 21.
and danish baig, at 27, was the oldest victim. police in houston say this is now a criminal investigation after suggestions of foul play. one of the narratives was that some individual was injecting other people with drugs. we do have a report of a security officer according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen, and he felt a prick in his neck. several people were treated with an anti—drug medication. investigators will now be speaking to anyone who has at the event to find out exactly what happened and who, if anyone, is to blame. nomia iqbal, bbc news, north america. the headlines on bbc news...
the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid—19 before she could meet her newborn daughter, urge all mothers—to—be to get the vaccine. labour accuses borisjohnson of "corrupt and contemptible behaviour", after he tried to change the rules governing mps' conduct, just as one conservative mp had been found to have breached them. police in texas have opened a criminal investigation into a crush at a music festival in houston in which eight people died. officers are also investigating unconfirmed reports of audience members being injected with drugs. borisjohnson has said delegates at the cop26 climate summit have just one week left to "deliver for the world", urging them to "pull together and drive for the line". negotiators in glasgow are discussing how to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 celsius. let's take a look at what has been achieved so far.
ministers point to new commitments to net—zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century, meaning 90% of the world economy is covered. ending and reversing deforestation, with more than 120 countries signed up. and over 100 companies have agreed to cut their methane emissions by 30% by 2030. almost 400 young people aged between 15 and 29 from 186 countries met in milan ahead of the cop26 summit — including daniele guadagnolo, who was the italian delegate. hejoins me now. iam sure i am sure i got your name correct. if not, i apologise. thank you for joining us. ijust took our audience
through some of the achievements that were made, negotiated at 10—mac in glasgow. are you impressed with those? ~ ., , ., , ., those? well, i was hoping for something — those? well, i was hoping for something more _ those? well, i was hoping for something more concrete, i those? well, i was hoping for - something more concrete, because in the last session on friday, we had this kind of discussion with delegates and we saw comprehension about our limit as in people, so there have also been other things, but in the beginning, we have seen things to do actions and we have tried to raise our voices as best as possible. we have tried to find a
common agreement with everyone, but we are in edinburgh today but tomorrow i will be in glasgow for cop26 and there are so many young people working so hard. i have not been pressed but there is any to give pride about the solutions. i will pick up on that. in terms of solutions, what would you like to see? has often many people have said, wejust do no not —— do not know where to start. many people are overwhelmed by the challenge of fighting climate change. give us an example of something your group would like to see integrated. for me, the would like to see integrated. for me. the first _ would like to see integrated. fr?" me, the first solution would be trying to have a better system of funding. for example, to promote
research and development. because we think technologies in order to have a more successful world, we need it all over the world, because we can talk about italy, but there are countries struggling with other major issues, so we would like to have them as part of the global world and providing funding for countries in the global south in order to work together at speed. funding is one of the most important things, but we also must work on education. there is this kind of agreement which is basically about
implementing classes on climate change and it must be on a deeper level, and for me, this means we will make people understand how it works and then everyone will be able to be accountable for their own actions. 0k. so funding and actions. ok. so funding and education- _ actions. ok. so funding and education. 0k, _ actions. ok. so funding and education. 0k, sustainablel education. 0k, sustainable behaviour. _ education. 0k, sustainable behaviour, everybody - education. 0k, sustainable i behaviour, everybody should education. 0k, sustainable - behaviour, everybody should be accountable for their actions, how committed are you to climate change? how do you live with climate change in mind? , ._ how do you live with climate change in mind? , , , how do you live with climate change in mind? , ., , ., how do you live with climate change in mind? , , ., ., , in mind? every day i try to do my best. i in mind? every day i try to do my best- i am _ in mind? every day i try to do my best. i am accountable _ in mind? every day i try to do my best. i am accountable for- in mind? every day i try to do my best. i am accountable for my . best. i am accountable for my actions and i try to avoid cars, so
use public transport, but i try to buy sustainable items, because they have a huge impact on our society here, people can choose what to buy, so if you're careful about how we spend our own money, we are accountable for the impact we're having our world. i try to extend my efforts in communicating how sustainability works and how i can change things. so with my ngo i found it in italy, for example. 50 found it in italy, for example. so one of the aims of your organisation is the fact that social justice,
climate change equals social justice, for many people, they want to understand what you mean by socialjustice. so how and where does social justice fit socialjustice. so how and where does socialjustice fit into fighting climate change? it is workin: fighting climate change? it is working on — fighting climate change? it is working on a _ fighting climate change? it is working on a more _ fighting climate change? it 3 working on a more national level. there is this thing between individuals, but we have two act on a local level. we need to think globally but act locally, and this is where the attention should be. we are not allowed to... wants to take into account the impact climate change is having on certain
countries or populations and the majority of issues are promoted by the global north but things that happen are felt by global south. so this gap between individuals is one of the major issues and we must fight for equal rights for everyone. 0k, thank you very much for your time. thank you. you are watching bbc news. returning now to our top story, and the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid without getting to meet her newborn daughter, are appealing to all mums—to—be to getjabbed. from professor asma khalil, professor of obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine at st george s hospital in london thank you forjoining us this evening, professor. first, one of
the reasons that saiqa parveen lost her life was that she said it was too late to head to get the vaccine when it eventually came through from the government that pregnant women could receive it. is it ever to late for a pregnant woman to get vaccinated? it for a pregnant woman to get vaccinated?— for a pregnant woman to get vaccinated? , ., ., ., for a pregnant woman to get vaccinated? , ., ., vaccinated? it is never too late to net the vaccinated? it is never too late to get the vaccine. _ vaccinated? it is never too late to get the vaccine. we _ vaccinated? it is never too late to get the vaccine. we know - vaccinated? it is never too late to get the vaccine. we know that - vaccinated? it is never too late to i get the vaccine. we know that covid can cause severe illness to the pregnant woman, particularly in the latter stages of pregnancy, and therefore it is never too late. pregnant women are twice as likely to get severe covid compared to non—pregnant adults, and they are also twice as likely to need admission into an intensive care unit, a higher risk of having premature delivery and the risk of disability, and they also have a higher risk of the baby dying during
pregnancy. d0 higher risk of the baby dying during reunan . ,, higher risk of the baby dying during reunan . ~ higher risk of the baby dying during reunan . «a ., pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are _ pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are aware _ pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are aware of— pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are aware of the - pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are aware of the risks - pregnancy. do you think pregnant women are aware of the risks and they have enough information and right information to hand according to the government guidelines on vaccinations at the moment? it is true we have _ vaccinations at the moment? it is true we have low _ vaccinations at the moment? it 3 true we have low vaccine uptake among pregnant women. went women, when i talk to them on a daily basis, many say they are still reluctant to get the vaccine during pregnancy because they are not sure about how safe it is to get the vaccine during pregnancy. and it is true the initial axing trials did not include pregnant women but since then, we have vaccinated more than 100,000 pregnant women and we know it is effective and we pregnant women, people have antibodies similar to pregnant women, the antibodies cross the placenta and protect the baby as well and we know it does not cause miscarriage,
stillbirth, or increase the risk of disability. for now, the guideline is for women to get vaccinated. which vaccine should they get if they are pregnant? the which vaccine should they get if they are pregnant?— they are pregnant? the current uuidance they are pregnant? the current guidance is _ they are pregnant? the current guidance is to _ they are pregnant? the current guidance is to get _ they are pregnant? the current guidance is to get the - they are pregnant? the current guidance is to get the mrna i guidance is to get the mrna vaccines, that is pfizer or moderna, because most of the data we have come from the united states, israel, canada, on the mrna vaccines. intent of data, you — canada, on the mrna vaccines. intent of data, you mentioned _ canada, on the mrna vaccines. intent of data, you mentioned there - canada, on the mrna vaccines. intent of data, you mentioned there is - canada, on the mrna vaccines. intent of data, you mentioned there is some crossing over via the placenta to offer babies protection. what other data do we have of the vaccine protecting the babies? the data su: nests protecting the babies? the data suggests the vaccine _ protecting the babies? the data suggests the vaccine is - protecting the babies? the data suggests the vaccine is nearly i protecting the babies? the data i suggests the vaccine is nearly 9096 suggests the vaccine is nearly 90% effective in pregnancy, similar to non—pregnant adults, and we also know that the antibodies cross the placenta, so babies are born with antibodies from the mother. and
also, we know that women who breast—feed have antibodies in the breastmilk. so breast-feed have antibodies in the breastmilk. ., , breastmilk. so what is your message for mums to — breastmilk. so what is your message for mums to be _ breastmilk. so what is your message for mums to be who _ breastmilk. so what is your message for mums to be who are _ breastmilk. so what is your message for mums to be who are concerned i breastmilk. so what is your message l for mums to be who are concerned and say that it is too late now and when they have had their baby, they will get their vaccine? if they have had their baby, they will get their vaccine?— get their vaccine? if you are pregnant. — get their vaccine? if you are pregnant. the _ get their vaccine? if you are pregnant, the best - get their vaccine? if you are pregnant, the best way - get their vaccine? if you are pregnant, the best way to i get their vaccine? if you are - pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your baby is to get the vaccine, it is never too it later. if you are listening to us, please consider getting the vaccine as soon as possible. consider getting the vaccine as soon as possible-— as possible. professor, thank you very much — as possible. professor, thank you very much indeed. _ now it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery. hello. sunday has been marked by quite a lot of dry weather across many parts of the british isles. but some very windy weather across the north—eastern quarter. and that came about thanks to the influence of the low pressure and it will take a while before those isobars open up under the influence of this transient ridge of high pressure. i say transient because it
really will not stick around very long at all. and even in the first part of monday, we'll see the cloud thickening ahead of atlantic fronts as the high pressure just gets eased away towards the eastern side of the british isles. under it, clear skies could lead to a touch of frost if you are very prone. but a bright start and a dry one to monday. 0ut west, different story. thickening cloud, eventually the rain through northern ireland pushes up into the north and west of scotland. eventually into the cumbrian fells, and maybe as far south as the north of wales. generally speaking, through the afternoon, the further south and east you are, the more likely it is you're going to stay dry. the high on the day is around about 12 or 13 degrees.
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